Box Office (Day 3): ‘7 Din Mohabbat In’ and ‘Azaadi’ emerge as Eid winners, others fail to leave a mark

We cannot vouch for the authenticity of these box office numbers given by independent box office tracking site Box Office Detail. However, until we have some official box-office tracking system in Pakistan this is all we have got. The numbers are also revised at times and hence you may observe fluctuations.

It is a clash of the titans as four mega-budget Pakistani films – 7 Din Mohabbat InAzaadiNa Band Na Baraati, and Wajood – battle it out at the box office along with three Hollywood biggies (Jurassic World, Hereditary, and Ocean’s 8) this Eid-ul-Fitr.

The Eid weekend ended with generally a commendable box office report of Pakistani films. The local releases, which opened impressively, took a significant flight on the second day and held their position steadily on the last holiday. The three-day combined gross of all Pakistani releases aggregated to around 12 crore, which is definitely a huge win for the local film industry.

Mahira Khan and Sheheryar Munawar starrer 7 Din Mohabbat In topped local releases on the Eid weekend, losing the race only to Hollywood tentpole Jurassic World by a small margin. The rom-com debuted with 1.5 crore and brought in 2.0 crore and 1.8 crore on Day 2 and Day 3 respectively. The cume of the film touched 5.3 crore, banking effectively on the Mahira Khan factor and pre-release hype.

Moammar Rana and Sonya Hussyn starrer Azaadi ended up at the second position on Eid holidays. The action movie raked in 1.05 crore on Day 1, 1.65 crore on Day 2 (readjusted amount), and 1.4 crore on Day 3, bringing its three-day cume to 4.1 crore. The film performed quite better than as expected before release, thanks to its big success at single-screen cinemas.

On the third position, we have Javed Sheikh’s directorial comeback Wajood, which failed to take a high flight and staggered on the box office. The Danish Taimoor starrer thriller opened dismally to 50 lac and brought in 70 lac on the second day and 65 lac on the third day of Eid. The film, with cume of 1.85 crore, lagged far behind other two major releases. This is the first film of Danish Taimoor which opened to such a lukewarm response. His previous films had had better openings than this.

The fourth and last local release, Na Band Na Barati, remained a disaster as it could roughly make 60 lac on three days as per estimates.

Talking about Hollywood tentpole Jurassic World, it topped the box office on Eid holidays after chasing and eventually beating 7 Din Mohabbat In on the last holiday. The film debuted with 1.4 crore and added 2.05 crore and 2.0 crore on next two days, pushing its cume to 5.45 crore. It became one of only three Hollywood movies with the single-day collection exceeding 2 crore in Pakistan.

Here is the summary of the Eid weekend collections of local releases as well as Jurrasic World.

  • Jurassic World: 5.45 crore
  • 7 Din Mohabbat In: 5.30 crore
  • Azaadi: 4.10 crore
  • Wajood: 1.85 crore
  • Na Band Na Barati: 60 lac

It is also worth noting that Bollywood biggie Race 3 has been postponed for one week. If it were released on Eid, it would have impacted the box office dynamics crucially.

Stay tuned with Galaxy Lollywood for more box office updates.

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